Special Issue "Toxicity and Ecological Risks of Emerging Contaminants in the Marine Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 3044
Interests: marine ecotoxicology; zooplankton; mechanisms of toxicity; marine water quality criteria; ecological risk assessment of chemicals
Interests: aquatic toxicity; environmental behaviors and fate of oil spill and the emerging pollutants in the estuary and adjacent coastal environment; fabrication of functional carbon nanotubes/polymer nanocomposites and their applications in water and wastewater treatment
Emerging contaminants (ECs), including microplastics/nanoplastics, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), perfluoroalkyl compounds, personal care products and pharmaceuticals (PCPPs), perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs), are a group of existing pollutants in the global ocean that can be dangerous to the marine environment, and consequently to human health. Ecotoxicological research is crucial to support the science-based risk assessment and management of anthropogenic ECs in the face of ocean pollution. This Special Issue on “Toxicity and Ecological risks of Emerging Contaminants in the Marine Environment” will aim to highlight the latest advances in ECs-related marine ecotoxicology, biomonitoring and modelling studies that assess ecological risks. Authors are invited to submit original research papers, reviews, and short communications.
Topics related to ECs in the marine environment may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Exposure and effects on typical marine organisms at different levels of organization;
- Application of omics, such as genomics, metabolomics and proteomics, to study the impact of ECs;
- Adverse outcome pathways or mechanisms of toxicity;
- Biomonitoring using biomarkers such as DNA/protein adducts, metabolites and enzymes;
- Impact of multiple marine environmental stressors (e.g., microplastics) associated with other chemicals or marine environmental factors on marine organisms;
- Water quality criteria for the protection of marine organisms and human health;
- Novel methods or the development of ecological risk assessment.
Prof. Dr. Ying Wang
Prof. Dr. Guanghui Ding
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- marine environment
- contaminants of emerging concern
- predicted-no-effect concentration
- ecological risk assessment